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West Steak and Seafood

4980 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4343 (Formerly West Steak Seafood Spirits)
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Ranked #3 of 270 restaurants in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Cannon/Avenida Encinias
Description: Since opening our doors in December 2005, West Steak and Seafood in Carlsbad has become a favored dining venue. The secret, a desire to simply make you happy…Our intimate and distinctive fine dining restaurant fused with a creative culinary team, make West Steak and Seafood, Carlsbad’s most sought after reservation. At West, we provide the highest quality of prime steaks, chops, and seafood prepared to your taste. Enjoy a healthy “farm to table” experience with fresh vegetables picked daily from Chef’s local garden. Treat yourself to our “Dinner in the Bar” menu to celebrate the sealing of a deal or to simply indulge…when only the best will do.
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85% Recommend
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English first
Julie Forester
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Great Steakhouse tucked away. We prefer to sit in the Bar and eat dinner but the dining room is also nice. Great appetizers and food. My favorite is the scallops appetizer! This is a great local spot and has a great vibe. Want a good steak? This is your place.

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Columbus, Oh
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Our service dog in training was welcomed here with us and we had the happiest of Happy Hours. We ordered the Wedge Salad with Sirloin tips and Calamari. Both form the Happy Hour menu. Excellent! The drink options were plentiful as well! Will return as soon as possible for dinner!

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San Diego, California, Usa
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74 reviews 74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Considering the location just off the 5 freeway and beside a gas station and connected to a motel I was very surprised to enter an elegant yet relaxed dining room. The service was excellent without being overbearing. The menu (and prices) were fairly typical for a steakhouse with a few pleasant surprise, like the Mac and cheese and creamed corn... More

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San Diego, California
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86 reviews 86 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This is a classy steakhouse in a league with Morton's and Flemings. Welcoming, comfortable and a good menu and very good wine list but certainly not economical. We were eight people for dinner around 7pm and were seated at a round table, much better with so many people. All our dishes were enjoyed. Our selections included filet mignon, porterhouse and... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

There was three in our table.We all ordered our steaks rare .On arrival they were cold.As if they had been cooked from the fridge rather than at room temperature.Neither were they juicy or ,bloody as we in Europe might say.All the steaks were different cuts ,mine was$79 so nearly $100 with service

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Expensive place to eat for our first night in Carlsbad but the presentation and all food we ordered were really good! Probably not a place for the family because of the prices, however for couples sharing special moments, this is the best place in Carlsbad

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Anaheim Hills, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Four of us met for conversation and good food splitting the distance between our homes. This is just off the Hwy 5 in Carlsbad off the Cannon exit. Looks like an odd location next to a gas station and a hotel and a power plant, however, it is really nice with great steaks. My friend and I had the bone... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Heard about the restaurant for a while and finally decided to give it a try. Even with Valentines crowds they really showed their stuff! From the valet, to the waitstaff, all were gracious, professional, and polite. Great steak, lobster, and swordfish! Each was prepared exactly as promised. Each was flavorful and satisfying. Give them a try, you won't be disappointed.... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

I'm a wine and steak guy, and I have had my most incredible meal here, now more than once. I've fully enjoyed my dining experience at West four times in the last three months and have been able to try several different cuts of their aged and dry-aged beef, once we ordered a variety side-by-side, as well as their wagyu...all... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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233 reviews 233 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

On our latest 10 day road trip in the US, around southern california, this was the stand out meal. Of all the tour, we did not figure Carlsbad would deliver the gourmet highlight. What a surprise. The service was excellent, and the prices reasonable for the quality of food provided. Portions were good My wife and I both had crab... More

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